Weekly Wow: Nutrition Labels

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Weekly Wow: Nutrition Labels


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The “iconic” look of the nutritional label remains, but we are making important updates to ensure consumers have access to the information they need to make informed decisions about the foods they eat.


ANSWER: These changes include increasing the type size for “Calories,” “servings per container,” and the “Serving size” declaration, and bolding the number of calories and the “Serving size” declaration to highlight this information.

By law, serving sizes must be based on amounts of foods and beverages that people are actually eating, not what they should be eating. How much people eat and drink has changed since the previous serving size requirements were published in 1993. The reference amount used to set a serving of soda is changing from 8 ounces to 12 ounces.


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